Cory Brockman loves 4H
Dean Adkins - Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:02:59 CDT
(Glenwood)---Some very dedicated people doing remarkable work with some extremely special kids, that's what's going on with the Indian Hills 132 4H Club in Mills County. Working through the Glenwood Resource Center, Byron and Diane Brockman have for the last three years put together a 4H club where young people living at 132 House can get involved and receive the many benefits 4H offers.
The Brockmans have been 4H leaders for years, as their daughter, Amber, was a 4H member and Byron and Diane thought it would be terrific if Cory could, in some way, enjoy 4H as well. So, with the blessing of the Glenwood Resource Center, the kids are now enjoying working with various projects such as woodworking, art and one of their favorites, the raising of exotic chickens, rabbits and ducks. A wide variety of chickens are raised, including Silkies, Guineas, Old English Polish, Cubalayan, White Rocks, Cochins and Soromas.
Cory, who attends Glenwood High School and lives at 132 House enjoys taking care of the animals out in the Glenwood Resource Center 4H facility. As a matter of fact, he and his 4H friends will be washing chickens July 19th in anticipation of the Mills County Fair which gets going in Malvern July 20th. Cory and the gang will even blow dry the chicken's feathers to make sure they're at their fullest and fluffiest when the judges do their thing in the poultry barn.
Last year, one of Cory's friends, Nicholas, received Reserve Champion in the single fryer category at the Mills County Fair, an award that put a huge smile on Nicholas' face and provided much satisfaction for those who gave Nicholas the 4H opportunity.
We thank Byron and Diane Brockman for their impressive dedication to the young people of House 132 and they invite all of us to check out the kid's projects at the upcoming Mills County Fair. For more information, call the Mills County Extension and Outreach office in Malvern at 712-624-8616.